Monday, July 18, 2016


Many longtime Roy-Hart residents are familiar with Larry Shanley, who had been a well-liked superintendent of the Royalton-Hartland School District for quite some time in the 1990s.

Larry passed away on Saturday. Our thought and prayers are with his family.

His obituary...

Lawrence "Larry" Shanley, age 77, of Middleport, NY, entered into rest on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport surrounded by his loving family.

Born February 14, 1939 in Medina, NY, Larry is the son of the late Charles and Lois (Pask) Shanley. Larry made the best decision of his life by marrying Sarah Brown on June 2, 1962 and enjoyed 54 years together.

A man of many talents, Larry worked in the field of education as a teacher and held various administrative positions, retiring as superintendent of schools in 1993. He was actively involved in his church, serving in many leadership positions. Larry enjoyed woodworking, traveling, photography, spending time with his family and "gallivanting" with his grandchildren.

Surviving Larry is his loving wife: Sarah Shanley, children: Kevin (Nikki) Shanley and Kelley (Sarah) Shanley. Grandfather of: Ryan (Marla), Kyle, Liam, Garrett, Fiona, Charlene and Jennifer. Brother of: Nora Jane Scofield (Clarke) and the late John and Ron. Also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Bates,Wallace & Heath Funeral Home 38 State Street, Middleport, NY on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday from Covenant United Church of Christ, 4449 Main Street, Gasport, NY. Interment will be in Hartland Central Cemetery, Gasport, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to: Memory Minders @ the Dale Association, 33 Ontario Street, Lockport, NY 14094 or Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094

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